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Crossword: Very British (MTB) Problems

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Ah, this green and pleasant land. No bears or wolves or poisonous killer spiders. Just miles of trails, free of hazards of any kind. Roll along, taking in the view, don’t trouble yourself with thoughts of mountain lions or brown snakes. Sigh. It’s all so lovely and relaxing… except… there’s…

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Mark Alker

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  • Crossword: Very British (MTB) Problems
  • crazy-legs
    Full Member

    Hmm, 6-down is the only one I can’t get.
    Good clues though!

    3
    DickBarton
    Full Member

    For 6 down, sometimes the size of golf balls but UK tends to be pea-sized.

    DickBarton
    Full Member

    Boths views ones have me stumped – clearly that is all it is for me! The paws sting also isn’t firing anything in my brain!

    1
    crazy-legs
    Full Member

    The paws sting also isn’t firing anything in my brain!

    Think of an anagram of paws.
    One that can sting.

    😉

    DickBarton
    Full Member

    Got it all…thanks for that! The views two took my walking partner input to guess!

    1
    twonks
    Full Member

    Splendid way to have breakfast before a ride, although did have to use the clue above about 6 down.

    daviek
    Full Member

    I enjoyed that :)

    2
    stwhannah
    Full Member

    It makes me happy that you enjoy these because my twisted brain enjoys making up the questions, but I’m never sure if I’m going too weird and obscure :-)

    daviek
    Full Member

    Have you not noticed that weird and obscure are the building blocks of this forum?

    1
    Bruce
    Full Member

    That one was quite easy!

    It’s an absolute git to complete on a phone though.😀

    9
    thenorthwind
    Full Member

    Was I the only one who was surprised it didn’t accept “orf” in 16A?

    longcranks
    Full Member

    Got there in the end – enjoyed that. Reading 13a as Tubeless frame did have me scratching my head for a bit :) Thank you

    DickBarton
    Full Member

    Suspect the people doing the crossword will be divided on that as I also misread it! Hahahaha

    Ambrose
    Full Member

    Oooh, I enjoyed that but as above, it’s a bit of a pain on a phone screen.

    FWIW, I’m in a FB weekly quiz group. Just five questions. It comes out every Friday. Nothing else but the quiz and people posting their scores.


    @Hannah
    , any chance of something similar?

    https://www.facebook.com/share/p/kyiifBiyx5TkbRBP/

    didnthurt
    Full Member

    Possible anagram of paws?

    didnthurt
    Full Member

    Struggling with 5 across. Last one to get.

    Ambrose
    Full Member

    @ didnthurt

    A hazard on the ground.

    colournoise
    Full Member

    4m25s. Would have been quicker but ‘paws’ stung me for time.

    Plus wasted time like thenorthwind trying to get ‘orf’ to work in 16a…

    didnthurt
    Full Member

    Cheers. All solved.

    edd
    Full Member

    6:35 pretty pleased with that. 🙂

    Not quite sure how “Minor hazard led D up” works as a clue? (I got it by guessing from the available letters)

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    crazy-legs
    Full Member

    Not quite sure how “Minor hazard led D up” works as a clue? (I got it by guessing from the available letters)

    I do wonder if if was meant to be “minor hazard held D up”
    As in “D” got held up by a minor hazard but also puddle(h) backwards. Because the way it’s written, it’s puddel. 🤷🏻‍♂️

    But then I’m rubbish at those sort of clues. Cryptic crosswords are completely beyond me. Once 6-down was pointed out to me, it was obvious but the clue meant nothing to me initially. The rest were fine.

    dirkpitt74
    Full Member

    That got the brain working.

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